San Vicente Area Guide
San Vicente has the second largest population in Cape Verde, with most of the inhabitants living in Mindelo, the centre of Cape Verdean culture, and a lovely city with a great nightlife, and music everywhere. The port of Mindelo has been redeveloped into a superb marina and promenade area, and the British and colonial influences on the islands can be seen with a lovely town square, where locals promenade around the trees and cafes. Mindelo has been called one of the most pleasing towns in west Africa and has a new whiter sandy beach with clear turquoise water. Carnival is the most important cultural event, and there is also a large music festival on the beach at Baia das Gatas, a lovely beach area a short drive from Mindelo.
There are mountainous areas overlooking the beautiful bay in Mindelo, and the stunning scenery of Santo Antao is just a 1 hour ferry trip away. San Vicente has a new international airport which will give excellent access to the planned new luxury developments and will help to turn San Vicente into an exclusive holiday island, with massive investment potential for the future.